Choosing the right burlesque shoes can be a rewarding experience but firstly, you need to know that there isn’t one right shoe that is perfect for all your burlesque routines. You need to buy a number of them to ensure that you always have the right footwear. Also, when it comes to burlesque shoes, it is never a good idea to compromise on quality.
” Comfort ” The most important factor when you are buying shoes of any kind (but especially for burlesque shoes) is comfort. Whether you are going to be performing in the present time style or 1950s, the shoes you have need to be comfortable enough so that you can wear them for long hours. When you dress up for your gig, you will put on shoes and then, you will not take them off till the end of the performance. There could be a long gap between the time when the shoes go on and when they come off. If they are uncomfortable, your day would be pretty difficult.
” Glossy and Patent Shoes ” These shoes are ideal for those people who tend to be involved in performances where the clothes come off a lot. If you are going to be wearing a lot of different clothes during the performance, glossy shoes would reflect something off your clothes and it would appear as if your clothes and shoes were matching. Patent shoes also look classy and are versatile in nature. Also, if this is your style of burlesque, don’t go for shoes that have bows, buckles and a lot of other things. If you need to take your shoes off on the stage, bows and buckles would waste a lot of your precious time. Then could also get snagged in your clothes.
” Bling ” Burlesque is all about bling and style, and if the performance demands it, your shoes should not be far behind. You can find a way of jazzing up your simple shoes into something that is straight out of a fairytale. Rhinestones can be used for adding bling to your burlesque shoes. If you are one of those people who feel tired at the prospect of sitting with a glue stick and gluing rhinestones to their shoes then you don’t have to worry. Stick-on rhinestones are available in the market at various stationary shops. Go for ones with strong glue and get many extras in case some come off. This is a simple way to make your burlesque shoes pretty.
” Black, Silver and Gold ” Black is versatile because there isn’t an attire that can’t be matched with black. In burlesque, however, the same job is also performed by silver and gold. Always have either silver or gold shoes so that when you need extra jazz in your outfit, your shoes are there to rescue you in style.
Instead of buying 12 bad quality pairs, go for 3 basic and good quality pairs of your burlesque shoes. They would be a lot most easy to wear, comfortable and will make your routine much more fun.